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The Partisans Portrayals Of The Critic As A Hater By Gimba...

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…it’s funny when government appointees interpret civics as hatred of the government, even funnier when their partisan allies agree with such pedestrian acknowledgement of...

Abba Kyari: A Story Retold By Gimba Kakanda

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He was a polarizing figure, and that’s because he was profiled as puppeteer of the most vilified politician in the country. Abba Kyari was...

The KABAFEST Dilemma By Gimba Kakanda

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El-Rufai is organising the festival with public funds, and I cannot see where it’s written that a taxpayer would be indebted to a politician...

The Misinterpretation of Muhammadu Sanusi II By Gimba Kakanda

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The way out of this cultural entrapment is a mental revolution. “We must wage an intellectual war,” the Sarki proposes. “Because Islam is not...

The Fall of Niger State By Gimba Kakanda

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Niger state has lost its prestigious status in Nigeria. Successive federal governments and politicians have treated it as mere vote-generating industry, which they abandoned...

Exploring Tambuwal’s Sokoto State By Gimba Kakanda

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Sokoto place of great history and stimulating memory, and offering the young a new world to cohabit and learn to cultivate the intellectual tradition of...

The Room President Buhari Really Needs Now By Gimba Kakanda

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Buhari used to be a flawless model to some partisans… Today, he’s falling down the popularity bar, and the speed with which this is...

Change Does Not Begin With An Empty Slogan Mr. President By...

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Yes, you don’t need a witchdoctor to understand that the change promised by the APC means overturning our social conditions. Our people are hungry,...

Rethinking Ethnic Identities In Nigeria By Gimba Kakanda

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There is no need to put you through some 360 meaningless “isms” of political wisdom — Nigeria is not a mistake. But we are...

Happy Recession Nigeria By Gimba Kakanda

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Like our politicians, the trappings of political power have confused the conscience of our former civic allies. They have become even worse than the...

Nigerian Army’s Three Wanted Friends By Gimba Kakanda

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Our security agencies need to restore professionalism in their dealings with civilians. Showmanship seems to drive them, but obsession with this approach to crime...

A Quick Appeal To The Governor Elect of Niger State By...

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Dear Malam Abubakar Sani Bello, I don’t know how you want to be addressed now, either as “Your Excellency” or, in the fashion of the...

Why “Zaria Massacre” Is A Scary Deja Vu By Gimba Kakanda

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My point is, except we just developed brains overnight, Nigeria gave religious bodies these unrestrained powers to become “nuisance” wherever they function. What the...

The Strange Of Case Of Niger State By Gimba Kakanda

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My last visit to Minna, the place of my childhood, was an ill-advised adventure. What began as an exciting ride got messed up by...

Wasting Nigeria’s Scarce Electricity By Gimba Kakanda

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This chaos is enough to see that the federal government’s prediction of 7000 MW by the end of 2016 is a wild dream. Last week,...

Why I’m Afraid Of Nigeria’s Break Up, By Gimba Kakanda

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…my dear friends from the South, it’s not untrue that I do not want you to leave. But it’s not for your resources. Having...

Boko Haram: The End of A Conspiracy By Gimba Kakanda

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I have always seen the Boko Haram as a real conflict that emerged from our cultural flaws and thrived on our institutional lapses. It’s...

Governor Bello’s Uneasy Start By Gimba Kakanda

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Every day I resist the temptation to dismiss our federal character principles as absolutely retrogressive, witnessing how every government agency and parastatal is populated...

Dear FCT Minister, This Centre No Longer Holds By Gimba Kakanda

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Mallam Mohammed Bello, Abuja residents don’t have to wake up and find themselves floating in water before you intervene. While you’re deciding what to...

Teacher Yekondunu: The Abrupt End Of An Indeterminate Movie

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Sadisu Mohammed was an industry. He was the filmmaking industry in Niger State, and as the state’s pioneer Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria,...